ingress

noun
in·​gress | \ ˈin-ˌgres How to pronounce ingress (audio) \

Definition of ingress

1 : the act of entering : entrance the seal prevents ingress of moisture
2 : the power or liberty of entrance or access an area with restricted ingress

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Other Words from ingress

ingression \ in-​ˈgre-​shən How to pronounce ingress (audio) \ noun

Examples of ingress in a Sentence

Ingress to and egress from the freeway were made difficult by the construction. with limited ingress and egress to the freeway, the stadium is the frequent scene of bottlenecks
Recent Examples on the Web The side-rear-door openings are a bit narrower than those of a typical minivan; third-row ingress requires some push-button sliding and tilting to get around the second-row seats. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2022 Kia Carnival: A Great Minivan in an SUV Disguise," 23 Apr. 2021 The new facility will also have ingress and egress onto Rockside Road. John Benson, cleveland, "ErieBank breaks ground on new Rockside Road building in Seven Hills," 14 Apr. 2021 That includes ingress and egress, concessions (all cashless) and lines for restrooms. Anna Kuchment, Dallas News, "Safe or superspreader? Why the Texas Rangers are opening their doors to full capacity Monday despite the risks," 4 Apr. 2021 The traffic was stopped, as Pogue said trees toppled along the one ingress and egress thoroughfare. Rusty Simmons, SFChronicle.com, "‘We thought we were going to die’: Survivors tell harrowing tales of explosive Creek Fire," 6 Sep. 2020 Power running boards and adjustable ride height contribute to easy ingress and egress. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "2021 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV sets standard for big SUVs (review)," 22 Aug. 2020 Power running boards and adjustable ride height contribute to easy ingress and egress. Mark Phelan, Dallas News, "The Arlington-made Chevy Tahoe sets the standard for 2021 big SUVs," 15 Aug. 2020 It’s much, much, much more stable, and the ingress and egress for boats is really a lot safer for the public and for our staff as well. San Diego Union-Tribune, "New dock opens at Lake Jennings," 31 Aug. 2020 Power running boards and adjustable ride height contribute to easy ingress and egress. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "2021 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV sets standard for big SUVs (review)," 22 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of ingress

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ingress

Middle English, from Latin ingressus, from ingredi

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The first known use of ingress was in the 15th century

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29 Apr 2021

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“Ingress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ingress. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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ingress

noun

English Language Learners Definition of ingress

formal : a way to enter a place or the act of entering a place

ingress

noun
in·​gress | \ ˈin-ˌgres How to pronounce ingress (audio) \

Legal Definition of ingress

1 : the act of entering
2 : the power or liberty of access — compare egress

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